Medical Dictionary

Monteggia fracture

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noun Mon·teg·gia fracture \män-ˈtej-ə-\
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Monteggia's fracture

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Medical Definition of Monteggia fracture

  1. :  a fracture in the proximal part of the ulna with dislocation of the head of the radius

Biographical Note for monteggia fracture

Monteggia

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Giovanni Battista

(1762–1815), Italian surgeon. Monteggia is remembered for his description (circa 1810) of a form of dislocation of the hip in which the head of the femur is displaced toward the anterior superior iliac spine.

Illustration of monteggia fracture


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